Nov 1, 2011 11:00pm PDT
that other presidents did not show. this picture of, of sammy3 davis, jr. embracing richard nixon. >> yes. >> and nixon looking like, oh, this is just awful. >> he'd rather be any place else in the world. that's right. [ laughter ] >> it just showed you something about richard nixon. >> right. >> and then you come forward, fast forward toclinton has an ease, and i think it's being a southerner. >> yeah. >> being a southerner, he had an ease with black people. having grown up in arkansas and having lived around black people and havingú black people come into his uncle's store.. >> right. >> .and having a friendly relationship with them. i think he was a different person.. >> yeah. >> .than the other white presidents we've had. it doesn't mean he's lacker than barack obama. >> right. but being, being a southerner were, were, a preconditioned coofort wwthú that and serving effectively as president, haley barbour might be running for president. >> but you know, i think haley barbour probably is more comfortable with black people than many northerners are. >> really? >> yes i do. >> the acc
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district in new york, dr. sammy jaffrey a pharmacologist and faculty member at cornell college has developed a promising new technology for studying r.n.a. in cells and has just started a biotech exen, all with n.i.h. support. time and time again, basic research has been a game changer and economic incubator. take the biotechnology company genentech, for example. it was founded on discoveries made in our universities and those discoveries were made with financial support of grants from the national institute of health. and those federal funds proved to be a very good investment. the company has created over 11,000 jobs and the company created products that have had mauge effects on the health and economic well being of our nation. they develop drugs that treat certain leukemia, arthritis, and breast cancer. n.i.h.-funded research has also had a major impact on the lives of those suffering from multiple sclerosis. m.s. is a painful disease that often strikes young women with children. thanks to n.i.h. research, drugs have been developed that are now in the marketplace that mean m.s.